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Freivogel, William H. – Social Education, 2011
History has placed the stamp of approval on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret history of the Vietnam War. If WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is another Daniel Ellsberg, then it is possible the website's disclosures will be viewed over time as similarly in the public interest. A classroom discussion on the release of…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, War, International Relations
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Hickman, Larry A. – Education and Culture, 2009
There seems to be an unwritten agreement among most Americans that there are three topics that are best avoided in polite company: (1) politics; (2) personal finances; and (3) religion. The American reluctance to discuss religion with acquaintances at a dinner party or picnic may be a part of a larger phenomenon: a manifestation of the secularism…
Descriptors: Religion, Constitutional Law, Religious Organizations, Interviews
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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Cumming, Jacqueline Joy; de Waal, Elda – Education and the Law, 2008
Although the systems of public schools differ among Australia, South Africa and the USA, all three countries recognize that religion plays a significant role in determining values. All three countries have written constitutions but only South Africa and the USA have a Bill of Rights that protects persons' exercise of religious beliefs. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Religion, Private Education, Public Schools
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Davies, Mark R.; Lee, Barbara A. – Education and the Law, 2008
This paper provides a comparative snapshot of the current state of the law in the US and UK with respect to potential liability of university and college students for use (and misuse) of social networking sites. It reviews the limited case law on this topic, highlights the differences in the two nations' laws of defamation and the various possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, College Students, Web Sites
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Monseau, Susanna – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2008
In the twenty-first century, differences in the treatment of trade in alcoholic beverages in comparison to other commercial goods seem at odds with the federal regulation of interstate trade under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, which prohibits "differential treatment of in-state and out-of-state economic interests that…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Barriers, Business, Drinking
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Russo, Charles J. – Education and the Law, 2007
As the most unionized segment of the public sector workforce in the USA, teachers and their bargaining representatives wield significant power in the world of educational labour relations and beyond. Yet, just as the First Amendment's freedom of association clause affords unions the right to exist, its concomitant recognition that employees are…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Foreign Countries, Public Sector
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Landman, James H. – Social Education, 2004
Images of heretics burning at the stake or of traitors being drawn, hanged, and quartered for disloyalty to the king seem well removed from twenty-first century America. Yet the laws that defined these offenses--which included heresy and blasphemy, sedition and treason--were at the heart of some of the most significant debates defining the shape…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, History, Foreign Countries, Laws